|Indicates the presence or absence of a sidewalk (pavement/footway).|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
The sidewalk=* key can be used to indicate the presence or absence of a sidewalk (pavement/footway) beside a street where the sidewalk runs parallel to the carriageway.
Instead, it is recommended to represent the sidewalk as a separate way, if the sidewalk is not just attached with a kerb but separated by a road verge or other barriers. See Sidewalks for more details and a comparison of the two tagging approaches. See also the comprehensive explanation for bicycle way tagging.
To provide information about sidewalks associated with streets, add the sidewalk=* tag to the highway=* way representing the street.
The values left and right depend on the direction in which the way is drawn in OpenStreetMap. A value of left means the left-hand side of the road when looking in forward direction, while right means the right-hand side. See Forward & backward, left & right for further explantion about directions and sides.
- sidewalk:right:width=* / est_width=*
|both||Both sides of the street have sidewalks.|
|right||One sidewalk on the right side of the way representing the street.|
|left||One sidewalk on the left side of the way representing the street.|
|no||There is no sidewalk at all.|
|none||Synonymous with no. no is preferred, despite this tag being in wide use.|
|yes||Either both sides or one side of this street have sidewalks. Use a more specific tag in preference.|
|separate||this road has a sidewalk but it is mapped separately, using a separate way as described at Sidewalks#Sidewalk_as_separate_way|
- footway=* for mapping sidwewalks as a separate way
- Sidewalks for a survey of sidewalk tagging approaches
- Proposed_features/Sidewalk - approved proposal for this key
- ITO Map of Sidewalks and footways